The Island city of Mumbai was originally an archipelago of Bombay Island, Colaba, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, and Old Woman's Island. The west coast based city capital of Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan way of life and hosts a number of beaches that attract tourists.
Apart from being known as the nucleus of Bollywood; Mumbai showcases distinctive architectural styles. Old buildings in the city are a merge of Gothic Revival and Indo-Saracenic styles making them an intriguing highlight for tourists.
The Charming Elephanta Islands
The city hosts a couple of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Elephanta Caves is one with Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus being the other. Elephanta Caves house beautiful rock carved sculptures that depict the life of Lord Shiva. The Elephanta Islands also host the Elephanta Festival that is a notable fiesta in February that sees classical dance performances and singers from all around India.
Tourism in Mumbai
Tourists can note the Art Deco architectural style in buildings down Marine Drive as well as the Oval Maidan. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is a much acclaimed museum in town. Vacationers can also stopover at Juhu Beach, India Gate and Madh Beach or explore the city’s thrilling nightlife. Adventure enthusiasts must head to Essel World in Mumbai that is one of the country’s finest theme parks. Water Kingdom- the fabulous water park also makes for an exciting visit as it is the biggest of its kind in Asia.
Travelers visiting in the month of January can witness the enthralling music festival Banganga that spans over two days.